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Don Dion ( is the owner and Chief Investment Officer of DRD Investments, LLC, based in Naples, FL. and Williamstown, MA., a family office focused on managing a long/short hedge fund, real estate assets and various other financial assets for the Dion family. Don no longer... More
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  • Recent IPO Silver Spring Networks IPO Unlocks On Monday "SSNI"

    SSNI had a successful public offering this year and offered the public 4,750,000 shares. Five major venture capital and private equity firms and the companies management team agreed not to sell their remaining 41,648,561 shares of common stock until 181 days after the date of the prospectus. (See S-1) . The expiration of this lock up period should expire early next week which has the potential of putting pressure on the stock if some of these firms want to get liquidity for their investors and/or some of the management personal decide to sell their shares. This company's stock chart also looks weak.

    Disclosure: I am short SSNI.

    Tags: SSNI
    Sep 06 1:03 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Beware Artisan Partners "APAM" Lock Up Expiration Coming

    Artisan Partners Asset Management "APAM" provides investment management and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The company had a successful public offering about six months ago. We believe some of the locked up shares will be available for sale next week which could put some downward pressure of the stock. The chart also looks to be rolling over. The stock is trading today at $41.64.

    Disclosure: I am short APAM.

    Aug 30 12:38 PM | Link | Comment!
  • FIVE Unlocking Today Could Put Pressure On Price

    The lock up period is over for FIVE today.

    The stock may come under pressure today for several reasons: 1) There are several VC and PE firms that can now sell a very large amount of stock, 2) There are many insiders in management that can now sell, 3) stock has run up since pricing so insiders may be inclined to sell, 4) Academic studies show that IPOs with quality underwriters tend to react negatively on the unlock day, 5) The price has been trending down recently in anticipation of today, 6) Volume has also been building while the price has been declining.

    Disclosure: I am short FIVE.

    Tags: FIVE, Retail, IPOs
    Jan 15 6:47 AM | Link | 1 Comment
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